Join Us At The Unifying Innovations in Forecasting Capabilities Workshop 2024


This summer, the Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC) and the Unified Forecast System (UFS) in partnership with Jackson State University (JSU) will deliver a five-day Unifying Innovations in Forecasting Capabilities Workshop (UIFCW24) at JSU in Jackson, Mississippi, 22-26 July 2024. Throughout the week, we will focus on integrating sectors of the Weather Enterprise and fostering a community aligned with EPIC’s mission, emphasizing government research and the crucial role of community building. UIFCW24 is about engaging and uniting our efforts to advance forecasting capabilities for a more informed future. The theme for this year’s workshop is Collaborative Progress in Earth System Modeling. 

The May 31st abstract deadline for the Unifying Innovations in Forecasting Capabilities workshop is quickly approaching! The abstract deadline will not be extended, so please submit your abstract by May 31st if you want to be considered for a presentation. 

You can submit an abstract by May 31st here: UIFCW 2024 Abstract Submission ( There is no fee to submit an abstract. You will have the option to present in-person or virtually with virtual details forthcoming. 

Troubleshooting: If you are having difficulty editing your original submission to include an abstract, please email a PDF copy of your abstract to

Additional information about the workshop is available here: Unifying Innovations in Forecasting Capabilities Workshop 2024 (UIFCW24) – Earth Prediction Innovation Center ( There is no fee for registration or abstract submission. 

Registration. Workshop registration can be completed here. This is a hybrid workshop and you are able to attend in-person, virtually, or a combination of both. In-person registration must be completed by Sunday, June 30, 2024; there will be no on-site registration for in-person attendance. If you have any problems accessing or submitting your registration, please email

Agenda. We have an exciting week planned for our participants! Get ready to share scientific updates, collaborate on future priorities, and ensure continuous community feedback. The agenda is available here. We’ll be updating this frequently with more information as we continue planning. 

Accommodations. For those of you attending in-person, the workshop will be hosted at the Jackson State University Student Center in Jackson, MS. There is a room block available for workshop attendees with Hilton Garden Inn Jackson/Downtown. To reserve a room online, click here. Please let the hotel know that you’re with the UIFCW24 when making your room reservation. 

We look forward to meeting with you this summer! Please email if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. 


The UIFCW Planning Committee